Alpinestars Resist Riding Jeans
Better than expected
These are a good pair of riding jeans overall. I don't think you can expect a ton of protection out of any denim, but these feel well made and the added knee protection and Kevlar would be helpful in a slower accident. I got them just for cruising around town and commuting which they work great for.
They don't have great style in my opinion, however they fit me well on and off the bike and I don't feel like I stick out as if I were wearing full leathers. I have size 32 and typically wear 32-34 depending on the brand. These are a tad snug but I think it's good to keep the armor in place. They seem a little pricey compared to other riding jeans but honestly the quality is much better than previous pairs I've had.
September 29, 2014
These pants are OK
The jeans are good for the most part. The fit is good and there is plenty of kevlar for protection. My issue is one of the pant legs tends to rotate as I ride so the the impact protection ends up on the outside of my knee. Probably not the best protection in a crash.
September 2, 2014
Exactly what I expected
These jeans fit true to size and initially I thought I would have to get them hemmed but the length is actually perfect when in riding position. Not too heavy, and I don't even notice the armour in the knees/hips after a few minutes of riding. Very stylish look to them, most people don't notice they are riding jeans.
Great product, would definitely recommend!
July 14, 2014
Good reinforced denim
Good riding jeans. The fit is true to size and they are well built. The knee pads are triple layer foam and very large. With the dual pockets for positioning them you will more than likely be able to get them situated so that your knees are covered whether you ride a cruiser or a sport bike. The hip pads are very thin but are better than nothing. The kevlar lining covers all the important areas but is not as thick as what you'd find in Drayko or Draggin' jeans, but thicker than the Scorpion Covert jeans in my opinion.
July 9, 2014
Look good plus knee/hip protection
The jeans look reasonably good as compared to other motorcycle jeans. Although they are expensive, they are not at the highest end either. I bought these because they looked pretty good but also came with knee and hip protection. While this protection may not be as hardcore dedicated protection pieces, it is a compromise for looking goodie jeans and still having some protection on. These are rather long and will need to be tailored to fit.
May 27, 2014
They are jeans not leathers. I love them. Very casual to wear but the knee pads are a bit bulky. The hip pads are thin but they will be appreaciated for that unexpected lowside. I am a bit tall and they fit and look great but with the knee pads in and riding they hike way up.I would recomend for everyone that loves wearing jeans while riding
April 24, 2014
Looks great, true to size.
I didn't buy these from Revzilla but thought I'd post a review anyway. I really like these jeans. Aside from the extra stitching to hold in the kevlar and the knee pads if you have them in, you'd never know these were riding jeans. I rode my bike to a work dinner one night and wore these without feeling at all squid-like. I doubt anyone even noticed they were riding jeans. They fit true to jeans size. I wear a 33 inseam in Diesel jeans and the 33 Alpinestars fit me perfectly. They're about a 34 inseam, which is long for me, but perfect in the riding position.
A couple of gripes. The knee pads were too thick and bulky, so I peeled off a layer of foam (there are 3). They also ride up a little high once you're in the riding position. The hip pads are just foam that make you look fat, so I generally skip wearing them. Kevlar isn't fully lined, but is in the high-friction areas.
Some have reported shrinking- I've washed mine once but didn't dry them in the dryer and they didn't shrink at all. Perhaps that helps.
The Kevlar seems to add some wind protection over regular jeans. They can get a bit warm in hot weather, but that's to be expected.
Overall these are light on protection, but they're jeans, what do you expect? The tradeoff is they are almost indistinguishable as riding pants. They're the best looking Kevlar jeans I could find.
March 17, 2014
nice casual look with lots of protection
I was looking for some motorcycle pants that didn't look too tech-y, while still having abrasion resistance in the knees/hips/butt areas, and at least having knee armor.
Overall the jeans are a nice, contemporary straight cut, while fitting all my requirements. When the knee pads are in you can tell they're there, and there is a stitching line above the knee for the armor pocket--but I haven't found a pair of armored jeans that doesn't have that.
I generally wear a 32/32, and the size 32 fits well with the hips pads in, a little loose with them out. The hip pads are comfortable and as I don't really plan to wear the jeans while not riding, it's a good fit. The length is on the long side, which works well for riding.
They have a nice dark denim finish--none of that fake wear/aging/wrinkling stuff--dark jean you can break in yourself.
Haven't worn them much yet (bought them in January), but they seem like just what I was looking for.
Rides: 2001 Kawasaki W650
February 4, 2014